Schoenl Family Grant for Dire Needs Overseas

Schoenl Grants: The purpose of the Schoenl Family Undergraduate Grant for Dire Needs Overseas is to identify and fund the most outstanding projects which will serve dire human needs in countries other than the U.S. The grants must be used within a 12-month period to make an impact that will help alleviate dire human needs. The amount awarded depends on available funds and project scope. Typical grant funding is $1,200 for a Level I award and $1,800 for a Level II award.

1. The award recipient must be an MSU Honors College student in good academic standing.
2. The award winning project will identify and address dire human needs in countries other than the U.S.
Examples of dire needs include, but are not limited to clean water, food, shelter, medical care and other
commensurate needs. International travel is not a requirement of the grant.

Level I Award: Proposed projects should focus on program support, service or creative innovations.
Level II Award: Proposed projects should focus on making a real difference in the lives of people; and
must actually implement a model of addressing a dire human need in at least two different locations.

Research projects are not eligible for this award. Proposed projects that build on or relate to previously
funded Schoenl Family Undergraduate Grant projects may be of interest. For a list of such projects, see

3. The award recipients will have demonstrated exceptional character, leadership and interest in improving
the lives of others, particularly in international contexts. A commitment to community service and/or using
scholarship to improve human conditions should be evident.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Project Title
  2. Award Type
  3. Location(s) (city, country)
  4. Project Abstract (1 paragraph)
  5. Please provide a project proposal that includes an introduction, description, implementation strategy, projected results, potential impact, and bibliography.
  6. Project Budget (Please note: travel is NOT an eligible expense)
  7. Name of supervising MSU faculty member
  8. Email address of supervising MSU faculty member
  9. Note of support from community partner (highly recommended)
  10. How many honors experiences have you COMPLETED (e.g. Honors courses, sections, options, graduate courses)? This number should not include the current semester enrollment.
  11. Please request a letter of recommendation/nomination from a faculty member who is familiar with your Schoenl proposal.
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